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2008 MBC Acting Awards
by | December 30, 2008 | 146 Comments

MBC hosted its awards ceremony for the 2008 Acting Awards on December 30. Let me first reiterate that I think these end-of-year broadcast-station awards are mostly meaningless. That said, this year’s Daesangs were TOTAL WEAKSAUCE, MBC. Top honor (the “Daesang” grand prize) went to…

Oh, you mean it was split this year? Between Beethoven Virus‘s much-lauded epitome of awesomeness, Kim Myung-min, and East of Eden‘s overblown and overrated Song Seung-heon?? I mean, I could understand going for the sentimental vote and awarding deceased Choi Jin-shil (she got a lifetime achievement instead), but Song Seung-heon winning acting awards is in itself a joke.

You know what that means: MBC really thought Kim deserved it but was too afraid of pissing off Song. After all, this IS Song’s first television role back from army duty, with a five-year gap since his last. He couldn’t be the star of a big-budget drama series with soaring ratings and NOT get an award (particularly when the rest of Eden all got awards), even if his acting is hardly the heart of the show, right?

Don’t get me wrong: Song Seung-heon has improved immensely over the span of his career. However, as mi madre says, “He had nowhere to go but up” since he started at the bottom of the barrel and has just now worked his way into “acceptable” range. But really, when the Daesang losers still win for Top Excellence, there’s no good reason to split the Daesang. (Unless, again, we’re going for sentiment and co-awarding Choi, but that’s a rare scenario indeed.)

WINNERS

Daesang/Grand Prize: Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus), Song Seung-heon (East of Eden)
Top Excellence (Actor): Jo Jae-hyun (New Heart), Jung Jun-ho (The Last Scandal of My Life)
Top Excellence (Actress): Lee Mi-sook (East of Eden),
      Bae Jong-ok (Woman of Matchless Beauty Park Jung-geum)
Excellence (Actor): Lee Dong-gun (When Night Comes), Jo Min-ki (East of Eden)
Excellence (Actress): Han Ji-hye (East of Eden), Moon Sori (Golden Age of My Life)
New Actor: Park Hae-jin (East of Eden), Jang Geun-seok (Beethoven Virus)
New Actress: Lee So-yeon (Golden Age of My Life), Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden)
Popular Actor: Song Seung-heon (East of Eden)
Popular Actress: Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden)

Golden Actor Award, Miniseries Category: Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung (New Heart)
Golden Acting Award, Serial Drama: Park Geun-hyung (Woman of Matchless Beauty Park Jung-geum and East of Eden), Hong Eun-hee (Don’t Hesitate)
Golden Acting Award, Supporting Actor: Park Chul-min (New Heart and Beethoven Virus),
      Shin Eun-jung (East of Eden)
Golden Acting Award, Mid-level actor: Yoo Dong-geun (East of Eden); Song Ok-sook (Beethoven Virus)

Best Couple: Song Seung-heon & Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden)
Drama of the Year: Beethoven Virus
Special Child Actor Award: Park Gun-tae, Shin Dong-woo, Nam Ji-hyun (East of Eden)
Lifetime Achievement: Choi Jin-shil (The Last Scandal of My Life)
Special PD Award: Lee Soon-jae (Beethoven Virus); Yeon Jung-hoon (East of Eden)

Family Award: I Love You, Don’t Cry
Writer of the Year Award: Na Yeon-sook (East of Eden),
      Hong Jin-ah, Hong Ja-ram (Beethoven Virus),
      Kim Eun-hee (MBC Special)

Radio Top Excellence: Lee Moon-sae (This Is Lee Moon-sae In the Morning)
Radio Excellence: Kang-in (Good Friend); Kang Seok-woo (Women’s Era)
Radio Rookie Award: Kim Shin-young

 

So the big individual winners of the night were undoubtedly Kim Myung-min, Song Seung-heon, and Lee Yeon-hee:

 
But drama-wise, East of Eden was the most awarded, which isn’t surprising since it was one of MBC’s only hits in a lackluster year. To celebrate, its cast was (almost) all in attendance. Noticeably absent: dissatisfied actress Lee Da-hae. She and Dennis Oh (who was present) were also two of the only big names who didn’t get awards.

Song Seung-heon is looking mighty fine, but he tends to remind me of a robot. Like one of those burnished faces in A.I. — looking almost unnatural for its sculpted, angular beauty.

 
Lee Yeon-hee was one of the best-looking on the red carpet, but to be honest, she didn’t have much competition — everyone else was looking rather dull, frankly. Her dress is one of many boring black-or-white choices; very little color was seen at the awards, which makes everything seem all the more dull.

 
Han Ji-hye‘s heart-cutout dress seems a little too cutesy for the event, but given a night of uninteresting frocks and bland suits, she stands out with her fab makeup and hair.

 
Jo Min-ki (still gray for his ongoing role) and Yoo Dong-geun both collected awards for East of Eden:

 
Like everyone mentioned above, Lee Mi-sook and Park Hae-jin also won awards for East of Eden:

 
More awards for East of Eden! (Sometimes I think they create award categories just to allow all the cast members to get something.) Yeon Jung-hoon stands with fellow award-winner Lee Dong-gun, who took home a statuette for When Night Comes (although co-star Kim Sun-ah didn’t).

Congrats to the men and all, but can I just say: Yeon Jung-hoon, are you wearing a cummerbund? Without a tie? Who do you think you are, an orchestra member on a seniors singles cruise? In the ’80s??


 
A word to the wise: tapered pants look good on NO ONE. Dennis Oh proves that even very tall, fit men can look stumpy — er, at least, stumpier — with a bad pant cut.

 
As for the other big winner of the night: here we have the cast of Beethoven Virus, looking… uh, well, you decide:

For Kim Myung-min, I have no complaints. Congratulations, even if you do have to share the Daesang!

 
On the other hand: Jang Geun-seok.

You can almost count on Jang Geun-seok to come to a fancy event in a head-scratcher these days, given his track record. I mean, you have to try really, really hard to look so consistently awful. Not just bad, but laughably bad.

And yet he looks so PROUD of himself, perhaps for managing to wriggle into the shiny, fitted suit that looks cut for a woman? Or for figuring out how to wrap a dead animal around his neck at an appropriately jaunty angle?

 
Lee Jia looks similarly awful, but not quite laughably so. I tried really hard to find a picture of her looking good, but alas, it was not to be. It’s bad makeup, bad styling, bad fit, bad hair. Bad choices all around. Her weirdly hazy eye makeup gives her the appearance of bruises, or maybe the impression of having stayed up all night sobbing — at her Ice Capades-y dress, mebbe?

 
Award winner Jung Jun-ho (The Last Scandal of My Life):

 
Winner Kim Min-jung (New Heart), meh:

 
Winner Ji Sung (New Heart)

 
Everyone’s a winner! Jo Jae-hyun (New Heart) and Park Chul-min (Beethoven) both took home awards, although Juny (Beethoven Virus) did not. She looks cute in her billowy mini, though, even if I find myself concerned she’ll accidentally put herself in the way of a big gust of wind.

 
Bae Yong-joon (Legend), eh.

 
Yoon Eun-hye (Coffee Prince) did not come looking her best. The makeup looks messy, the hair is questionable, and, OH YEAH, she forgot her pants.

 
Bae Jong-ok (Woman of Matchless Beauty Park Jung-geum) goes for all-white, which may have stood out better at an awards show where everyone else didn’t wear all-white:

 
Lee Junki (Time of Dog and Wolf), YIKES. I mean, just, yikes. What is with the hair? I think Lee Junki tends to look better with longer hair, but he FORGOT TO GROW THE MIDDLE PART. It’s all long in front, and long in back, but short in between. Eek.

 
Okay, I’m going to give (skinny, pallid) Jung Il-woo (Return of Iljimae) a pass, even though he looks like he just crawled out of his sickbed to be here, not bothering to tuck in his clothing properly or brush his hair along the way. Because from all accounts of his work ethic, that’s probably exactly what he did.

 
Yoon Jin-seo, Jung’s Return of Iljimae co-star, is just another white dress in the mix. Her makeup is too plain, but I like her pop of color with the green heels.

 
Han Ji-min (Yi San) is a pretty, pretty lady:

 
Moon Sori (Golden Age of My Life) won for her current series:

 
Shin Sung-rok (Golden Age of My Life)

 
Lee So-yeon also won for Golden Age of My Life. Her dress is ugly. Like, leftover-prom-rack ugly.

 
Lee Hana (Women in the Sun), OY. It is becoming clear that she really needs a professional stylist consultation, stat. She hasn’t been looking too sharp at any of the awards ceremonies recently, and has again opted for a dress with an unflattering silhouette on her body, bad hair, and bad makeup. Lee Hana, you are a great actress and you do not have to dress to please us bitchy fans. On the other hand, us bitchy fans would really like to rave about how prettily attired AND talented you are, yunno?

 
Lee Yoon-ji (Great King Sejong) grins wide for the camera:

 
Hong Eun-hee (Don’t Hesitate) may be pregnant, but she’s gorgeous and glowing. Although that dress kind of looks a lot like Han Ye-seul’s from the Korean Film Awards, no?

 
Lee Yuri (I Love You, Don’t Cry), eh. It might have been all right without the big fat bow, though.

 
Kang Seok-woo won in the radio category; Choi Bul-am (Gourmet):

 
Lee Jung-jin came with his co-star Kim Chang-sook (I Love You, Don’t Cry):

 
And East of Eden even swept the child category — all three winners were featured in the earlier childhood segments: Nam Ji-hyun, Park Gun-tae, and Shin Dong-woo.

 
Seo Shin-ae (Thank You) is ADORABLE. And she shows how child actors can be cute, age-appropriate, AND fashion-forward. I love the cut of this jacket on her, and the festive color amidst an otherwise drab color palette for the evening.

Via Mk.co.kr

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146 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Gukku

    EOE got most of the awards which makes even an EOE vivid watcher feel a little uncomfortable. No need to say, LYH’s hair is .. ugly. The line is not straight and it’s long enough to make her much older (maybe to suit more with SSH?).
    I like HJH’s hot mama dress. :) Colors of shirt and tie of YDG are interesting though, red and apple green.

  2. yaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

    I hate SSH.

  3. Carolyn

    I was about to say that Lee Yeon Hee’s dress was actually pretty interesting, and that lack of color didn’t necessarily mean boring…until I saw the rest of the dresses. What a weird coincidence that everyone wore black/white…

    Lee Jia, poor honey, looks like prom princess, circa 1980. That look might have been salvaged if she’d done something with her hair instead of leaving it down. Also, that third picture of her, where the bottom portion of the dress is cut out, is actually pretty lovely, which leads me to suspect that if the dress wasn’t ball-gown-shaped, it might have been a hit than a miss.

    Lee Junki’s hair is bordering dangerously close to “mullet.” o_x

    The sad thing is most of these ladies’ gowns are individually interesting and pretty, but all together, not one worth noting, except… I quite like Han Ji-hye’s, though. That dress, although “cutesy,” the black color, short length, and open back (love that back!) makes it not too terribly saccharine — it’s kind of sultry and grown-up. Winning look of the night for me.

  4. javabeans

    Ooh, you’re right Carolyn! Lee Jia’s dress is so much better in the waist-up shot. If this were a Hollywood rom-com, she could come out wearing the horrendous poofy “ugly” dress, then somehow rip off the offending tulle, and presto! Instant sexy mini. (Unfortunately, she would still have bad hair and makeup.)

  5. cullenhale

    i LOVE East of Eden (despite its flaws) but yeah….I don’t think they deserved that many awards only awards I agree with were the ones given to han ji hye,park jae hin and yoo dong guen…they are amazing in in their roles…lee yeon hee has actually gotten better over the series

  6. cc

    ……. SSH got Daesang with KMM? That’s just SAD… You gotta be kidding?

    So disappointed about Kim Bum…so sad MBC didn’t include him in the child category or BEST NEW ACTOR category?

    I don’t like LJK’s hairstyle..hopefully it’ll be something different tonight at the SBS Awards ceremony.

    Yeon Jung-hoon looks great! I like his suit~ ^^
    I like HJH’s dress too. :)

  7. frizzy

    Thank you, SSH for ruining the credibility of the Daesang.

  8. dramafreak19

    Why does Jang Geun Suk DO these kinds of things to himself??? I laughed for like 5 minutes at his getup…
    Lee Jun Ki’s hair makes it so that he looks HOT from some angles and WIERD from others…hopefully, it’s not here to stay.
    Is it just me or did Lee Jia gain a lot of wieght? She was stick thin in Beethoven Virus…
    I have no comments over SSH or KMM, because I didn’t bother with the mammoth undertaking of 54 episode East of Eden and I ditched Beethoven Virus after 7 episodes because I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes and shaking my head at the screen….

  9. kamol

    555 I’m supported all comment of your about his and her outfit and make up.

    I think Lee Jia ‘s dress very very ugly and her face & hair too.

  10. 10 otk

    good show although I hate the daesang sharing thing but w/e …MBC is an unexpecting broadcaster =( they just had to save EoE out of the blue but I am glad LYH & SSH won best couple and their other awards …when she was cryin :) big step for her but she’s getting slapped by critics :(

    ummm LDH is kinda rude for not coming but I understand her awkward situation..I guess they did not pay attention to her but She will hopefully take a blow next year ….

    but ya that has been the only award show that i woke up early to look at ….even though it had like 30 min ? of cm in between.

    LYH was cute when she sang in the opening

  11. 11 megalove

    OMG PEOPLE YOU ARE REALLY OBVIOUS THAT YOU ARE SO MAD CAUSE SSH AND LYH WON THE AWARDS, AND IS CAUSE LDH IS OUT PLEASE BE MATURE!!!

  12. 12 OMG

    Why? Why?
    Why does Kim Myung-min have to share the spotlight with him?
    I don’t see it, but whatever.

    And for God’s sakes, JANG GEUN SUK!!!!!!
    Why? I laughed at first, and then I was just overcome with sadness.
    How could he choose his wardrobe so wrong? How could he? If he has a stylist, please, please JGS, fire her.
    In Come to PLay, he said that he always has to go out wearign the right outfit…how is THAT the right outfit?
    Allhis prettiness, and cute smile is ruined under that pile of junk that you call FUR!!!!
    T_T sadnessssssssss

  13. 13 otk

    oh i forgot to talk abt JGS….
    but dont hate me for sayin this (all fangirls) WHYWAS HE OVER THE TOP…very weird attire and hair ……

    PHJ rocks am glad he won the newcomers (not the same words for GS)

    but as #8 expressed I heard that BV was a complete flip due to the girl not choosing the one the viewers want her to pick…..but too bad Eden did not win best drama =( I guess BV might be better than eden in some aspects but I dont know about the level of acting due to Eden having a high performance

    ——————-

    btw Lee Yuri is such a pretty actress ….why hasnt anyone paid attention to her…She’s quite unpopular from what I know…due to no one subbing her day time drama “I love you , dont cry”
    I hope she becomes popular fast …I want her in a major drama

  14. 14 Gukku

    OMG LYH’s fans are coming with the cap letters. Oops scaring me .. :)

    Who knows who is ruder? LDH who did not come to the awards, or MBC who took her picture from the official poster hanging in the awards. She’s still one female lead and participated till episode 40th but they took her pix out like she’s playing a role similar with Ki Sun. lol . Just took her pix out like she’s never in the drama or just acted totally a minor, side role.

  15. 15 thua

    I love her acting, but is Han Ji-hye trying to look like the ultimate b!@#$ of the town or what? lol.

  16. 16 kk

    Ji Sung is looking really really pretty.
    No offense, but Lee Jia’s dress kinda makes her look frumpy and we all know she’s a pretty little thing.

  17. 17 chimmy

    This whole sharing of the daesang award is just driving me nuts!

    How can SSH compare with KKM, for goodness sake! SSH doesn’t even come close to KMM’s performance! Sorry, SSH fans but pppuullleeezzz!!

    Uh, ok. It’s MBC’s fault. :(

  18. 18 selva

    lol what a Daesang that is shared between two actors o_O
    I saw some of EOE and (one or 2 eppies) of BV… and I say that SSH DOESN’T deserve the Daesang!!!
    he might deserves the best actor award (whateva) but a Daesang!! C’mon MBC!!

    LYH… she looks absolutely stunning… simple and sophisticated (not boring). I couldn’t take my eyes off her (and I’m a girl BTW) lol…

    YJH I actually liked his suit. made him stand out among all the black ties :P

    JGS my gosh… I had the wtf expression on my face for like 5 minutes upon seeing his hideous look <_<

    the same goes w/ LJA… her dress makes her look fat seriously!! and her make-up makes her look sick!!

    BYJ always looks the same in all of his awards… the same suite, the same glasses and the same long ponytail hair!

    and Lee Hana… what’s up w/ the lipstick, seriously *sigh*

    and Kim Bum :( I was like wtf where’s his award? he’s even better than the adult DC :(

    anyway, MBC totally disappointed me this year… 1st poor LDH’s departure and now this BS award!!! way to go MBC!!

  19. 19 dramafreak

    Thanks Javabeans, had a good laugh with Jang Geun-seok…^o^

    I think Ji Sung looks great though, especially the 2nd picture. Too hot!

  20. 20 robbo4

    Though the pictures don’t do her justice, I think that Lee Yoon Ji is as pretty and talented as any actress in the Korean Drama world. It was also nice to see Seo Shin Ae back in the public eye prior to the release of her new series. I’m hoping that she’ll continue to please us for a good long time.

    Lastly, as long as Yoon Eun Hye was going to come “forget to wear her pants”, couldn’t she have done without the black hose so that we may get another gander at those amazing legs??!!

  21. 21 yee

    LYH and HJH were the best dressed there. LYH performance was really good. She’s so cute^^

    I loved when she was walking around with the bouquet of flowers she headed pass SSH and he couldn’t help but smile. :)

    I think everyone thought she was going to head the bouquet to SSH but instead she gave it to her on screen dad.

    So happy that LYH and SSH won best couple! Congratulations to everyone who won!

  22. 22 otk

    @#14 Gukku

    “Who knows who is ruder? LDH who did not come to the awards, or MBC who took her picture from the official poster hanging in the awards. She’s still one female lead and participated till episode 40th but they took her pix out like she’s playing a role similar with Ki Sun. lol . Just took her pix out like she’s never in the drama or just acted totally a minor, side role.”
    —————————–
    I felt the same way when “hateful love”‘s video came out and I got pretty mad when I saw every main character there on the wall except Young ran…
    I understand that MBC is completely “boycotting” LDH but she’ll be doing well off…… she was basically doing a favour to MBC by not showing up ….think about it …

    buteven though I strongly support MBC due to me being a huge fan of their dramas ….I gotta say The LDH thing really changed my views

  23. 23 Nicole

    awww… even though she is a bit too thin for my liking, Han Ji Hye looks so stunning in Marc Jacobs!!! I love that dress (so I’m a bit biased), but I agree that it is a bit too cutesy for the event!

  24. 24 hhg998

    MBC awards is filled with lots of controversy.It is a real irony with SSH being there with with KSM for the Daesang. His acting is sure not on par to be standing next to KSM for that award. He should have got something lower instead. EOE just won too many awards that is not justified. Too much scandal going for MBC BTS with its EOE drama. This is all BS from MBC…. I agree with javabeansdrama on the meaningless of this Hooha awards…

  25. 25 lala

    WOW! I didn’t know that they took LDH out of the official EOE poster. I guess it kind of makes sense since she didn’t have that much on screen time. She’s now just considered a minor role. Why didn’t she show up? Was she even invited? I’m thinking not since she probably cause MBC too much trouble.

    And why are people hating on SSH? He did an amazing job on EOE! He totally deserved to win!

    btw LYH looks gorgeous as always. HJH looks pretty and her eyes really stand out, great make-up

    As for guys SSH was the best dressed out of all the guys. SSH looks handsome in his suit :)

  26. 26 flooooo

    i tought that awards ceremony is only for actors and actresses to stand out and an occasion for them to wear pretty clothes but now I will think differently thanx to Korean fashion actor and actress..;my fantasy about pretty and handsome korean actors are totally distroyed ;p

    anyway all the dramas awarded there were my dropped dramas and I just could catch 1 or 2 eppi of them not because of a lack of time but because sorry to say that but this year really sucks in dramas..like wine expert says “not a bon cru” for korean drama ..teheee

  27. 27 Ichiru

    Han Ji-hye might look out of place but she still rocks coz all of the other actresses outfits look so lame!
    You really have to give an award to an actor just to please him? they should know their limits. it’s like an insult to the one who truly deserves it!

  28. 28 My goodness...

    LYH looks gorgeous and definitely one of the best dress of the night. I don’t think her dress is boring, it is simplistically elegant. I noticed that LYH tends to go toward that kind of dress. Although, I have to admit she sometimes have hits and misses in her choices in dress but this dress that she wears for the MBC Drama Award is definitely a hit.

    LYH’s opening performance was really cute and she brought up the atmosphere of the show to a light-hearted and relaxing with her song.

    Congratulation, LYH!

  29. 29 DAISY

    @#25
    “And why are people hating on SSH? He did an amazing job on EOE! He totally deserved to win! ”

    I totally disagree with this. He is good but not that good. Even more, if compare SSH to KMM, SSH is not even close to KMM’s acting skill. I don’t really know why MBC made KMM shares the award with SSH. I watched both EoE and BV, must say that KMM is much more superior.
    About LDH, I didn’t expected her to show up. It would be awkward, I guess. But I didn’t expected MBC to removed her out off the poster either… MBC acts so childish…

  30. 30 Emily

    SSH winning the Daesang is a complete joke. His acting is nowhere on par with KMM and even among his EoE cast, SSH was not the best actor of the lot.

    Han Ji Hye looked great. I like her playful and youthful dress juxtaposed with her smoldering make up and glam hair.

    Han Ji-Min is a gorgeous lady. She does all of us petite gals proud. Yes, I do get excited when petite girls pull off long gowns and still look elegant.

    And sweet darling Seo Shin-ae! I love her blue dress and her cute curls. I miss Bom and her big teddy bear.

  31. 31 nurse.v

    even though there were some really awful suits/dresses out there (namely JGS’s roadkill)… i can’t get over Dennis O’s tapered pants. ummmm, what’s the word? oh yeah, fugly.

  32. 32 ginnie

    Jang Geun-seok — HA ! HA! I feel embarassed for him…what do you say when you see a person dressed like that? Erm…do you own a mirror?

  33. 33 ilovekangmae

    Even after sleeping on it, I just feel bad that KMM has to share the Daesang with SSH. No offense meant to SSH and his followers, but KMM’s acting is way way above SSH’s. The two are incomparable.

    It’s ok that MBC has given the awards to EoE because it has given them a lot in terms of ratings and money, but to share the Daesang with two actors in a completely different league. I dunno.

  34. 34 cutie_pixie

    SSH doesn’t come closer to KMM for the Daesang Awards .. KMM is the best .. and MBC knows it too…
    But, popularity sure HELPS to get the awards … even tough didn’t qualify for it ..
    Those who said SSH is better, watch Beethoven Virus first before deciding .. and you’ll know the difference between them ..

    By the way, congratulations for Han Ji Hye, Park Hae Jin, Lee Mi-Sook, Jo Min Ki, they REALLY DESERVE THE AWARD ..
    I wish KIM BUM was nominated as well ..

  35. 35 lily

    I haven’t watched Beethoven’s Virus so I don’t know how well Kim Myung-min’s acting is but I’m watching East of East and I have to say Song Seung Hun is doing a great job in it. Why can’t they share? The more the merrier. People get worked up over the smallest thing. If this Kim Myung-min is fine with what happened then why don’t others just leave it alone. There’s no need to put other people down.

    I guess the reason why MBC took LDH out of the official EOE poster is because people are saying that MBC is promoting EOE by falsely misleading the audience into believing that LDH is the main actress therefore, they have removed her any future EOE posters. I think it was a good decision to remove LDH from any future EOE poster that way when the drama comes out on dvd, it won’t be misleading to people. Everyone should be happy now since MBC is no longer promoting EOE through LDH. There’s no reason why LDH should be on the EOE poster anyways since she gets little on-screen time anyways.

  36. 36 daiz'sfriend

    Actually, it looks like this ceremony is “EoE award”, ha ha!!
    Pity on SSH, got to share an award with KMM, and most of viewers all know that KMM is way more better than SSH. This doesn’t make SSH looks good, it makes viewers think that he didn’t win because of his skill. If MBC want to give Grand Prize to SSH, they should give SUPER GRAND PRIZE to KMM.

  37. 37 Huh!

    Song Seung Hun winning any acting award is such a joke! i honestly believe that he and Kwon Sang Woo are the most overrated actors in Korea. i mean, there are tons of great and talented actors (some are even better looking than them) who deserve the recognition more.

  38. 38 kellie

    After what MBC did last year, blowing off Kim Myung-min’s great performance in White Tower with a best actor award shared with hunk Lee Seo-jin I never thought they’d have the nerve to do this kind of thing again. Not after he got the grand award at the Korean Drama Festival from all three networks. What are they smoking at MBC? And how do they get the finest actor in Korean television to work for them? He must be more mature than I am. I’m M-A-D.

  39. 39 ed

    MBC seems embarrassed for a Daesang winner lacking supernova ratings, so they piggybacked. Meh indeed.
    Jang geun-suk is such a trip…etta boy. you glam, you made this not a waste of time at all!

  40. 40 noword

    SSH shares the award w/ KMM… speechless…
    Do they actually think that SSH is as good as KMM….
    I can’t believe their judgment.

  41. 41 Anonymous

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT SSH GOT THE DAESANG WITH KMM. MBC IS SOOOOOOOOOOO FREAKIN’ UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT LYH GOT THE NEWCOMER AWARD.

    I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT JGS IS DOING TO HIMSELF. LOL

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT LYH HAD TO SING IN THE BEGINNING.

    MBC AWARDS THIS YEAR WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.

    I NOTICED THAT THERE WERE NO PICTURES OF GO AHRA. DID SHE NOT COME?

  42. 42 daffodil

    LYH is covering her asset with a bandage – swathe.
    Still MBC has to please him too!!
    if not the mafia will distrupt EOE. hA hA ha…..

  43. 43 amy

    This is why I don’t watch MBC drama awards.. it’s been a joke since 2003 or 2004. How ridiculous. And I’m so sick of the broadcast companies giving out the awards for everyone. Each award should really be given to one person or else it loses much of its meaning.

  44. 44 tututu

    stupid, SSH reserved this award

  45. 45 jessica

    This MBC award is a big joke. I thought somehow Korean entertainment could be better than Hongkong entertainment but now i would say they’re both the same, their award is all rigged, SSH acting is ok, above average but still far away from KMM and for SSH to win this Grand Prize is not a surprise for me because we should know how MBC works.

  46. 46 mimi

    ( MBC really thought Kim deserved it but was too afraid of pissing off Song. )yeah even korean protes this . SSH such mediocre only his blinded fans who feels that he deserved to get daesang.

    anyway not defend KSW but KSW whole lot better than SSH .
    now korean Will bashed SSh due this daesang..
    now he must be rethinking again about this daesang
    he deserved or not after korean critized him

  47. 47 alltime

    Song Seung Heon (SSH) won a prize for his acting, ¡it is a bad joke!, he has never acted. There is a BIG difference between him and the great actor Kim Myung-min.
    Truly, it is disappointing, the only one who really deserved this prize was Kim Myung-min for his role in Beethoven Virus.
    It was really sad to see SSH beside Kim Myung-min and it was worst to see SSH trying to act as he deserves the prize.

  48. 48 daisy

    I think KMM doesn’t mind to share an award w/ SSH since he knows that the audiences must notice who is the real winner.
    SSH has just created the scandal about causing LDH leaving EoE, now he has another ‘not so good reputation’ from this wining award. May be MBC didn’t realize that it was a bad move to made him shares the award w/ KMM.

  49. 49 :X

    i just saw the Legend, so am surprise to see Lee Jia – she really gain a lot of weight? or is that white dress really makes her so?.. cant be that bad right..

    Junki… looks skinny?… needs to use that TODAW’s appearence… LOL

    YEH… aiyoooo…. what happened?… since she’s not in any category, she must be there for the fun of it, ha….

  50. 50 Miki

    Jang Geun Seok and your commentary had me in stitches on the floor.

    Forever blog, Javabeans. It’s much too amusing.

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